You’ve probably been told that wearing SPF is a non-negotiable beauty rule, but that doesn’t help you find the right product to meet your individual needs.
It’s first (and most important) line of business is protecting your skin from harmful UV rays, but it’s also integral in any premature aging regimen.
Leading Dermatologist Dr Katherine Armour explains: “One of the main myths I find almost every day at work is the belief that using a foundation or moisturiser with SPF offers enough protection and that’s not the case.
“I say to my patients, ‘those overseas formulas are a useful adjunct but they're not designed for the Australian sun’. The reason for that is that they don’t offer broad-spectrum protection so if you’re going to be outdoors you need to wear a sunscreen as well”
Here, we give you the rundown on the latest buzz-worthy suns protectants to hit beauty counters. Scroll to discover your new favourite...
This ultralight sunscreen feels undetectable on the skin and boasts a very high UVA/UVB protection with broad spectrum SPF 50+ for maximum protection. The fluid formula is ideal for normal to combination skin types.
Former beauty editor and Go-To founder Zoe Foster-Blake recently created the brand’s first (and highly-anticipated) sunscreen. Aptly called Zincredible, this formula is ideal for sensitive skin types and the perfect make-up base.
In a statement announcing the launch, Zoe explained: “Four years ago, I began working on a daily moisturiser with physical sun protection. I saw a gap in the market for a natural daily moisturiser with broad spectrum, mineral UV protection, that was riddled with Zinc Oxide and antioxidants… but not greasy, full of shit, shiny, pore-clogging or ghosting.”
Invisible Zinc’s Sheer Defence is a lightweight tinted formula perfect for those no make-up days when you still want some coverage. Free from chemical ingredients, this physical sunscreen is made with Zinc Oxide to offer maximum UV protection. Available in three shades: light, medium and deep.
Neutrogena's latest addition to their suncare lineup is a nongreasy gel formula that can be worn alone or under foundation. Containing skin plumping ingredient hyaluronic acid, Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion Sunscreen offers added skin hydration without clogging pores.